Index of Medieval Sculpture

William I Duke of Normandy - Rouen Cathedral.

walwyn Sat, 10/16/2010 - 20:09


This tomb of William I Duke of Normandy (d942) in Rouen Cathedral dates from the 14th century. The earlier burial had been in the ancient sanctuary near the end of what is now the nave.


Romanesque font - All Saints, West Haddon

walwyn Mon, 01/11/2010 - 21:48

Romanesque font West Haddon, Northamptonshire


Discovered in 1887 this C12 square bowled font has carved scenes from the life of Crist on all four sides.


Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 05/01/2011 - 15:34


Robert Curthose (d1134) effigy, of painted Irish bog oak, was made about 100 years after his death.


Romanesque font - St Margaret Crick

walwyn Fri, 08/07/2009 - 23:29

This C12 font has a circular bowl with a bead decoration which is supported by three crouching Atlas figures supporting the red sandstone bowl.





North Portal - Bourges Cathedral

walwyn Mon, 08/04/2014 - 20:38

The north portal of Bourges Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Tympanum dates from between 1160 and was part of the older church the the Gothic cathedral replaced. This portal suffered a lot of damage during the Wars of Religion in 1562.

Royal Portal - Chartres Cathedral

walwyn Thu, 11/04/2010 - 23:17

Since its construction in around 1150, the western portal of Chartres Cathedral, decorated with elongated late Romanesque style figures of the Kings and Queens of the Old Testament has been known as the Royal Portal.




Gothic Sculpture

walwyn Mon, 08/23/2010 - 20:14

The Characterized from the early simplicity of naturalistic figures to the late excessively enriched elegance and elaborate clothing of the figures in the later period, the subject matter of Gothic sculpture featured the mysticism of the mid to late medieval age with an emphasis on suffering and emotion.


Our Lady of Orcival - Puy-de-Dôme

walwyn Fri, 08/20/2010 - 23:36




Romanesque statue and popular cult object since the Middle Ages, which legend says was carved by Saint Luke the Evangelist.




Notre-Dame de Chartres

walwyn Thu, 02/17/2011 - 21:34

Designated a World heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres was built from between 1145 and 1250. It's high nave is spanned by ogival pointed arches to form the vault, and the walls are supported by double flying buttresses. Chartres is the first building to have used buttresses as a structural element.


Chartres Cathedral is also unique in having retained almost all of its original 12th and 13th century stained glass.